Cairo officially announced the complete end of all tourism activities with Iran, including direct flights just renewed in March.
Egypt has announced the formal cessation of all direct flights and tourism ties with Iran.
Egypt Cancels all Flights to Iran – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The announcement came Tuesday, with Egypt stating it has ordered an end to all tourism activities with Iran. These had increased considerably during the yearlong rule of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Whereas deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi tried to improve relations with Iran, seeing it as a natural ally, the new regime is trying to distance itself from Tehran. Continue Reading »
As relations between the 2 Islamic heavyweights continues to slowly improve, Egyptian minister travel to Tehran to lure Iranian tourists to help Egypt’s ailing economy
Egypt‘s tourism minister flew to Tehran on Monday in a bid to lure Iranian tourists to help his country’s ailing economy as relations between the two regional heavyweights continues to slowly improve.
Hesham Zazou is heading a 14-person delegation that will spend five days in Iran for meetings with tour operators, travel agents and officials centered on how to promote tourism to Cairo, an Egyptian diplomat traveling with the group said.
The head of Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority, Mohammed Ibrahim Sharif, said the visit by Zazou also aims to develop use of an Iranian-Egyptian accord allowing direct flights between the two countries. Continue Reading »
Spokesman for Egyptian President says Ahmadinejad & Morsi did not address the issues of bilateral relations during their meeting.
The spokesperson for Egypt’s President, Yasser Ali, said on Friday that the meeting Thursday between President Mohammed Morsi and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned summit in Tehran, did not address the issues of bilateral relations or raising the level of diplomatic representation between the two countries.
Morsi shakes hands with Ahmadinejad – Reuters
Ali told the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm that the meeting did not discuss the issue of opening the Egyptian Embassy in Tehran, and the re-normalization of relations between the two sides, but focused on the issues on the regional arena. Continue Reading »
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Non-Aligned Movement, Morsi said that ‘solidarity with the Syrian people’ against Assad is ‘a moral obligation.’
Iran on Friday criticized Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi over his remarks on Syria at the Non-Aligned Movement summit, saying he did not have “the necessary political maturity.”
Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, left, speaking to Iran’s Executive Vice President Hamid Baghai, right, during their meeting at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, August 30, 2012. Photo by Reuers
Morsi said at the opening ceremony Thursday that “solidarity with the Syrian people against an oppressive regime that lost its legitimacy is a moral obligation.” Continue Reading »